It's not hard to see where the GT-R gets its nickname: with an engine ranging from 478hp (588Nm torgue, 2007-2010 version) to 542hp (628Nm torgue, 2012 version) the Nissan GT-R is able to achieve a top speed of over 311 km/h! Acceleration is also brutal, with 0-60mph times as low as 3.2 seconds. Achieved with launch control - yet still super fast.
There are other interesting facts about this vehicle:
- the GT-R had been likened to the giant robots of the Gundam series by chief creative officer Shirō Nakamura, making it a unique reflection of Japanese culture
- the multifunction display in the GT-R has been co-developed by Polyphony Digital (creators of the Gran Turismo series)
- as a result, the Nissan GT-R is the star car of the Gran Turismo 5 game
If, just like me, you can't seem to find the real deal anywhere near your roads, here are some pictures to enjoy the GT-R in all its glory.
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